Thursday, December 14

Tag: Brazil

Amberwood Ent. starts making of animated holiday special

Amberwood Ent. starts making of animated holiday special

Animation
Ottawa-based producer and distributor Amberwood Entertainment has started the making of an animated holiday special entitled The Great Northern Candy Drop that will premiere on Canadian pubcaster CBC in December. Starring Lorne Cardinal and Tantoo Cardinal, the half-hour special tells the story of famed Inuk pilot Johnny May and his traditional holiday flight to drop candy, toys and warm clothing to children and residents in the Kuujjuaq community of Nunavik. The Great Northern Candy Drop is based on the 2015 children’s book The Kuujjuaq Christmas Candy Drop (pictured) published by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. The family-friendly primetime special has been written by Kris Pearn, animated by Ottawa’s Jam Filled Entertainment and distributed by Boat Rocker Rights. Last year, Amb

Warner Bros., DC Entertainment Launches ScoobyDoo, LooneyTunes and DCKids interactive sites

Licensing
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment have announced the launch of the all-new ScoobyDoo.com, LooneyTunes.com and DCKids.com, three new entertainment destinations for kids that will engage fans with all their favorite Warner Bros. characters and DC Comics Super Heroes in a dynamic immersive experience, featuring original new content. “Now, more than ever, providing universal access to a world of content is key to engaging even our youngest fans,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are excited to offer this new entertainment experience that delivers fun and engagement for kids across multiple digital platforms.” (more…)

eOne Reports Outstanding Retail Sales for Peppa Pig in Brazil

Licensing, Studio, Top Stories
Entertainment One Licensing (eOne) reports exceptionally strong retail sales and growing TV audiences for Peppa Pig in Brazil and shares plans for experiential retail events that will drive growth in 2015. Peppa licensed merchandise launched in the country in 2014, and the licensing programme now boasts over 45 licensees across 15 categories with eOne’s licensing agent, Exim, managing consumer products for the region.  The first Peppa Pig DVD was released in Brazil in December 2014 and Peppa Pig is currently the top selling kids’ DVD title in Brazil, with over 100,000 units sold to date. New DVD releases are slated throughout 2015. (more…)

Garfield Gets More Apparel Partners

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
Paws, Inc. has signed a range of new apparel licensees in the U.S., Brazil, Australia, Canada, the Middle East and France for Garfield. The Classics and Fright Rags have joined the character's apparel program in the U.S. with Classics focusing on tops and bottoms and Fright Rags featuring a horror-inspired version of the feisty feline. The two new additions join ODM, which has a line of men’s and boys’ tees currently at Walmart, and Paws, Inc. is looking to add more apparel partners to the U.S. roster. (more…)

Angry Birds Drinks Head to Russia

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
Rovio Entertainment has partnered with Baltika Breweries (part of the Carlsberg group) to expand its line of Angry Birds-branded soft drinks to Russia. Baltika Breweries will produce and distribute four Angry Birds soft drink flavors in the region. The flavors–Red (a tropical tasting drink), Chuck (an orange beverage), Bomb (a cola tasting drink) and Minion Pig (apple-pear flavor)–will feature an all-new can design that includes award codes that unlock “Angry Birds” content. Angry Birds drinks were first launched in Finland (2011) and Russia (2012) as an imported product. (more…)

Retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide increased 1.7% in 2013, rising to $155.8 billion from $153.2 billion in 2012

Headlines, Licensing
Retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide increased 1.7% in 2013, rising to $155.8 billion from $153.2 billion in 2012, according to The Licensing Letter, the leading source for data about the business of licensing since 1977. The U.S. and Canada, the largest territory by far, with a 62.5% share of the global market for licensed goods, drove much of the growth, rising 2.2% to $97.5 billion. However, many smaller licensing markets grew at a faster pace with China up 9.2%, India up 8.3%, Russia up 6.1%, and Brazil up 3.9%. (more…)